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Inspiration Flows At 'Artful Celebration: Municipal Building Art Open House'

on September 14, 2014 - 12:50pm

Petr Jandacek admires art work being proposed for the County Municipal Building's West Plaza at Thursday's 'Artful Celebration: Municipal Building Art Open House,' event, hosted by the Art in Public Places Board. The event included guided tours of art work on display throughout the interior of the Municipal Building and a meet the artists area where they discussed examples of their proposed work for the building's west plaza. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne visits with artists during the Thursday's 'Artful Celebration:Municipal

Community Invited To Visit GOP Election Headquarters

on September 14, 2014 - 12:01pm

GOP headquarters at 1362D-1 Trinity Dr. Courtesy photo

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women invite the public to visit the GOP headquarters at 1362D-1 Trinity Dr.

The headquarters is between Viola's Restaurant and the new Subway and open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Coffee and cookies will greet you as well as all you want to know about the 2014 Republican candidates. You can even register to vote.

Sample ballots will be available and forms to request absentee ballots. Need a yard sign?

Cone Zone: Week of Sept. 15

on September 14, 2014 - 11:20am

Central Avenue Improvements Project construction work moves west along Central Avenue in front of the downtown Post Office near 20th Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

A worker operates in a hole on Central Avenue Thursday while crew members grab a broom and shovel to complete their tasks. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

Road Construction Update: Week of Sept. 15

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 505.662.8150 or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution within the

O'Leary: In Favor of Transparent Government

on September 14, 2014 - 10:33am
By SUSAN O'LEARY
County Council Candidate

Democracy succeeds when citizens trust their government. Citizens can only trust their government when it operates in a transparent manner – when citizens can see how funds are spent and decisions are made.  

To achieve transparency, government has to purposefully work to make relevant information available to citizens in a timely manner, in ways that are convenient for them, and in formats that are useful and informative. That means something more than just publishing agendas and summaries or transcripts of meetings.

Another Photo Of Bighorn Sheep In Los Alamos Meadow

on September 14, 2014 - 10:01am
Here is another photo of the bighorn sheep spotted Saturday evening near Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. This shot of the bighorn sheep, showing a tag on its right ear, was taken at 6:51 p.m. in a meadow off Canyon View Drive. There were about five vehicles parked near the meadow with occupants taking photos of the bighorn sheep. One occupant said the sheep did not seem bothered by the cars or people taking its picture. Photo by Tom Shankland
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Citizens For Good Government Roll Out Website

on September 14, 2014 - 9:27am

POLITICAL NEWS:

John C. Hopkins, Chair of Citizens for Good Government and former Chair of the Los Alamos Charter Review Committee, today announced that CFGG has launched a website to provide citizens with important information about the two Los Alamos County Charter questions that are on this year’s general election ballot.  

Question 1 on the ballot relates to the structure of county government - it clarifies the role and authorities of the Council Chair; it also proposes to change the title of the County Administrator to County Manager to be consistent with all other counties in New

Contestants Get Their Geek On At Saturday's ScienceFest Nerdy Costume Contest

on September 14, 2014 - 8:20am
These three geeks prefer to remain nameless, but sources say they helped organize this year's weeklong ScienceFest event from their secret headquarters in the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and LA MainStreet - including Saturday's popular Nerdy Costume Contest at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Luke Adkins is the winner in Saturday's nerdy costume contest in the 10 and under catagory on the basis of audience applause. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The winner of the adult geek contest reacts to her victory. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Kids await

Tradition And Change In Córdova Is Theme Of New Exhibit At Historical Museum

on September 14, 2014 - 8:01am
'Tradition and Change in Córdova, New Mexico: The 1939 Photographs of Berlyn Brixner & The López Family of Wood Carvers' opened Friday at the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Berlyn Brixner, a young photographer, captured the village of Córdova on film in 1939. He went on to join the Manhattan Project to invent and use the ultra high speed cameras that captured the explosion of the Trinity Test in 1945. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Gloria López Córdova demonstrates her craft.

Lyrics And Libations Adds Festive Atmosphere At ScienceFest Saturday At Ashley Pond Park

on September 14, 2014 - 7:46am
Ron Dolin of Don Quixote Distillery and Winery in White Rock offers samples to a visitor to his booth at Ashley Pond Park on the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
DK and the Affordables entertain the ScienceFest crowd Saturday at the pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Monk's Ales staff offers samples to visitors to their booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
 
Ryan Finn and his Biggish Band jazz up the stage Saturday at Ashley Pond. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost

School Board Swears In Nan Holmes Tuesday

on September 14, 2014 - 7:36am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the School Board Room, 2075 Trinity Dr.

The agenda includes the swearing in of new school board member Nan Holmes and discussion of the timeline and expectations for the search for a new superintendent.

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ScienceFest Mixes Learning With Fun

on September 14, 2014 - 7:27am
Young builders create sturctures in the Geodesic Dome Make-a-Thon Saturday at Ashley Pond Park during the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Youngsters participate in an experiment at the Krazy Science booth. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Team Y High School Robotics group puts on a demonstration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
ScienceFest crowd fills Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Girl Scout Troop 116 offered face painting at ScienceFest. Photo by Bonnie J.

Bighorn Sheep Spotted Off Trinity In Los Alamos!

on September 13, 2014 - 9:41pm

This bighorn sheep was spotted at 6:45 p.m. today off Trinity Drive across from the Vest Orthodontics Office. The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lbs., while the sheep themselves weigh several hundred pounds. Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae.

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Hilltopper Girls Soccer Team Beats Academy

on September 13, 2014 - 2:27pm

Coach A.J. Herrera, left, and Coach Jamie Van Winkle, right, with the Los Alamos Hilltoppers girls soccer team. Photo by Don Taylor

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers girls soccer team won today's away tournament game against rival school Albuquerque Academy Chargers by a score of 3-2.

This win placed the Hilltoppers 2-1 for the three-day tournament after winning Thursday's game against the Mayfield Trojans by a score of 2-0 and losing Friday against Hope Christian by a score of 2-1.

The Hilltoppers girls soccer team resumes their regular schedule this week.

 

 

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Lots of ScienceFest Action Underway At The Pond!

on September 13, 2014 - 1:59pm

A variety of activities are underway at Ashley Pond Park today along with food booths and live music. Check the Los Alamos Daily Post later for more coverage of the various events. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Snacks and other edible items are at the pond today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bouncy houses are at the pond for the kids today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bradbury Science Museum Hosts ScienceFest Events

on September 13, 2014 - 1:57pm
The Bradbury Science Museum has hosted events all week long as part of the Los Alamos ScienceFest, which ends this evening. The audience listened Friday evening to a talk called,
Hidden in Plain Sight: Augmented Reality. Augmented reality used to be 'science fiction', but it’s not fiction anymore. Imagine the ability to look at an object and, with augmented reality, open hidden information with special 'eyes' that let you see amazing things. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Chick Keller has been on the forefront of climate change science, education and communications for more than

Los Alamos County Airport Hosts 'Science of Flight'

on September 13, 2014 - 1:20pm
Thomas Spickermann of the Experimental Aircraft Association is assisted by Mariam Tracy in demonstrating how airplane flight works during the Civil Air Patrol and EAA presentation of 'The Science of Flight' this morning at Los Alamos County Airport as part of ScienceFest. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Visitors check out personal aircraft and talk with pilots this morning at the Los Alamos County Airport. Some of the planes on display were built by their owners. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Civil Air Patrol cadets with their plane. Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Letter to the Editor: A Letter to the Los Alamos Community

on September 13, 2014 - 10:21am

By MARK RAYBURN, Chair
Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board

A Letter to the Los Alamos Community:

The County may have to move the Visitor Center out of its office in the LA Chamber of Commerce office center, and are looking to relocate that function to another facility. They are currently working with the Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board, the Historical Society, and others to determine the best location as the next home for the Visitor Center.

At this time, the County has preliminarily selected the offices on the north end of Fuller Lodge lobby and have had some

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Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $4 Million In Funding For New Mexico Health Centers

on September 13, 2014 - 10:11am

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Funding will create jobs, help more than 16,000 new patients access health care

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich announced Friday that 16 health centers in New Mexico will receive more than $4 million to expand primary care services.

This includes hiring an estimated 52 staff, extending operating hours, and offering new services including oral health, behavioral health, vision services, and pharmacies. The funding was made possible under the Affordable Care Act, and will help health centers reach an estimated 16,943 new patients.

Letter to the Editor: The World Is Not Black And White But Not Uniformly Gray Either

on September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos

When a child first learns to draw in a coloring book, she has no patience for lines and boundaries, and so the crayon is spread evenly across the page. I am afraid that Mr. Spencer has succumbed to this temptation in his letter of Sept. 6, comparing the recruitment of young men to join the ISIL and other terrorist organizations, to Mr. Miller's enrollment in the Israel Defense Forces.

It is true that the world is a complicated place where moral boundaries are hard to define, difficult “Sophie's Choice” decisions are forced on our leaders, and appeals to

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SFI: Data Request Adaptation to Protect Individual Privacy

on September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

Gabriela Barrantes

SFI News:

The next SFI Seminar is 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Collins Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe.

Gabriela Barrantes of the University of Costa Rica will speak on "Data Request Adaptation to Protect Individual Privacy."

Abstract: The problem of preserving individual privacy while giving third parties access to large data sets has been an issue of concern for many years. The advent of big data and large-scale data breaches, however, have highlighted the need for new approaches to this problem.

WIPP: Waste Hoist Transformer Replacement Nearly Complete

on September 13, 2014 - 9:43am

WIPP has been disposing of legacy TRU waste since 1999, cleaning up 22 generator sites nationwide. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Cleaning and soot removal activities on the waste hoist and associated components have been completed at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

One additional repair is necessary before the hoist can be powered, inspected and returned to service.

Employees are currently working to replace the electrical transformer necessary to operate the hoist.

NCRTD 10th Celebrates Anniversary

on September 13, 2014 - 8:29am

Among the speakers at an event honoring the certification of the North Central Regional Transit District as the first regional transit district in the State of New Mexicoe from left, Patricia Dominguez, representing U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich; Leticia Delgado, representing U.S. Sen. Tom Udall; U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan; Dan Barrone, NCRTD chair, Taos County Commissioner and Mayor of the Town of Taos; James Rivera, First NCRTD Board chair, Pueblo of Pojoaque; and Dave Harris, New Mexico Department of Transportation director, Transit and Rail Division. Barrone holds the Sept.
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UNM-LA and JJAB to Hold Six-Class Series on Parenting

on September 13, 2014 - 8:04am

Cyber Safety and Technology will kick off the six-class series on parenting Sept. 18. Photo/iStock

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) has joined forces with the Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), to put on a six-class parenting series called Raising Children in a Challenging World: A Series for Parents.

Kristine Coblentz, Coordinator and Facilitator of the program said, “This new class series is designed for parents and caregivers of elementary school aged children.

Today's Los Alamos ScienceFest Schedule

on September 13, 2014 - 7:39am

The White Rock rock features ScienceFest. Photo by Ryn Herrmann

COMMUNITY News:

Today is the final day of this year's weeklong ScienceFest with innovative, action-packed activities, music and food throughout the day.

Saturday, Sept. 13

9 a.m.–noon – Exploring the Science of Flight, Los Alamos County Airport, 1040 Airport Road

9 a.m.–4 p.m. – Exhibit Opening: Early Photographs of Berlyn Brixner, Los Alamos Historical Museum, 1050 Bathtub Row

10 a.m.–3 p.m. – Convergance in the Dome: Science, Art, Experiences, Ashley Pond Park, 20th and Central Avenue

10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Detonography: The

GOP Meets At Party Headquarters Sept. 18

on September 13, 2014 - 7:26am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at party headquarters, 1362D Trinity Dr. 

Note the earlier than normal starting time. 

Final campaign efforts will be planned. All Republicans, supporters, and anyone who would like to get more involved are welcome. 

For more information, call Robert Gibson at 505.662.3159 or Bill McKerley at 505.672.1067.

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